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Clattering noise There is a clattering noise coming from the front end. I dont know if its something to do with the engine or a belt or even a valve.. I have a 1998 Ford Escort Se the engine is a 2.0L

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Be sure to check the front struts and mounts. Open the hood and try to bounce the front-end up and down as much as possible while looking at the strut mounts.

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